Russians Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords … Makes Target Breach Looks Like Child’s Play

A Russian internet crime ring has pulled off what could be the biggest internet theft of passwords so far. The Russians injected malware into the databases of over 420,000 websites and made off with around 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. These numbers make this incident five times larger than the Target breach.

These hackers hit websites belonging to the auto industry, real estate, oil companies, consulting firms, car rental businesses, hotels, computer hardware and software firms, and the food industry. The databases all tended to be SQL databases.

Will there be justice? Not likely. These criminals are Russians, and it’s up to the Russians to prosecute, if they can or even want to. (They don’t.)

You can read the whole article here.

So, it’s up to you to protect your databases. But being understaffed and underfunded and with five different SIEM and monitoring programs fragmenting your time and security, you probably have too many logs to check and too little time. And the worst answer to your boss’s question, “Were we hit,” has got to be, “I hope not.”

Luckily, AccelOps is here to help you. AccelOps offers a one of a kind solution for all your SIEM and database monitoring needs. Not only will it keep track of normal activity and alert you to anomalies in login patterns, data flow, or database access in real time, allowing you to head off threats as they appear, it will also track server health, usage, and other important statistics for an IT professional in charge of a business database. AccelOps is a single-pane-of-glass for all your IT needs.




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